Christians as the Romans Saw them – 3

This chapter dealt mostly with “piety.”  Most of the time, we do we do not think of the Romans as a very “religious” people.  Wilken attempts to show how the Romans were, in fact, a religious group, but not in the modern sense of the word.  Our personalized exclusive religion of Christianity would have been very foreign to a Roman worldview.  The Romans practiced a very inclusive religion and dismissed many Christians ideas as what they called “superstitions” (foreign beliefs).  They could not understand why Christians would not involve themselves in the Roman world.


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